Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Simon Says Paper Piece AND Hidden Blog Candy :-)

First of all we would like to say a big thank you to all the entrants of last weeks challenge. We really enjoyed coming to see your creations using those fabby colours :-)
I would also like to say a special thanks to all of the fabulous designers over the last few weeks who have been in our 'Designer Spotlight' Thanks so much girls :-)

For this weeks challenge we decided to make it nice and easy for you, :-)


We would like you to cut out a piece of paper and stick it onto your image instead of colouring it ! This is a fabulous technique to know especially if you make a mess of colouring and need to rescue a disaster ( yeah ok it happens to me too :-))

The Design team have made some fabulous cards for you to see and to give you some ideas :-) As an added incentive we have a little mini blog hop for you !! :-) Some of the DT will be giving away blog candy on the card connected with this challenge :-) You need to find them and leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning !!!

Heidi is also giving the usual $25 shopping spree to the Simon Says Stamp Store including shipping to a lucky entrant drawn at random :-)If you have facebook you can become friends with Simon Says Stamp on there too :-) Just look for "Simon Stamps".

As you can see I chose to use the fabulous Simon Says Clear Stamps WE ARE FAMILY DOLLS Exclusive Set Click on this link to see the whole set.

Would you like these ??? Well Heidi has very kindly let me have a brand new set to give away !! All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post AND enter the challenge AND become a follower !! :-)

I do love this set,, gorgeous and so easy to use,,, easy shapes to cut !! :-) I coloured the images with copics and paper toled them :-)

I used a Tim Holtz mask to cover the red card and sponged gold brilliance ink over it, I love the effect that has,,, looks even more lovely in real life :-) The patterned papers are basic Grey from the 'Wisteria' paper pad. Gorgeous papers those ,, amongst my fave's :-) The sentiment is from the same stamp set.

The Design Team have made some fabulous cards for you to see and hopefully get some inspiration. Go and see them on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog Also go and find the other yummy candy's leaving comments for the DT on your way !! :-)

I made this card following Claudia's fabulous sketch on the Friday Sketchers Challenge Thanks Claudia :-)

Good luck girls ( we never have any boy entrants ,,, wonder why ! :-))

Thanks for your comments I really do appreciate them and love to read them,,, boosts my confidence no end !!! :-)

Lorraine x x x


Timcso said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine! Beautiful the colors and papers and the image!

Hugs, Tímea

Michele Roos said...

Fabulous card, love the image you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine - I love the colours on this and the papers.
Cathy xx

Iris said...

Your card is so gorgeous Lorraine, I love the way you´ve dressed the cute images and the papers are fabby too.


Tasha said...

Beautiful card - that stamp set is so cute
love tasha xx

Beryl K said...

I love this card Lorraine, the colours are so rich. Love the image too
Beryl x

CarlaKH said...

adorable card- I have been eyeing that set for myself...

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Lorraine what a tempting offer lol. I love your card the colours are just fab and those images are just totally gorgeous.

Lorraine x

Mephisto said...

What a lovely Card hun!
And the Idea to use this Images is great!


Riet said...

What a beautiful card Lorriane,l love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card! The dolls are super cute, I love them!
Hugs from Uruguay :)

Jackie said...

Brilliant card. I have never tried paper piecing so I will try and have a go :o)
Jackie xx

Stampin'Piper said...

Great Card Lorraine! The dolls look so pretty :)

Thanks for joining the Friday Sketchers this week!

Hugs Tanja

Lisa T said...

Great card! I love the papers you used in your paper piecing.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card, so vivid colours and lovely papers. I loved the way you have used the mask!!! You really made the dolls come alive.


Anonymous said...

what a great set of stamps, they are fab !your card is fab too !
Kate x

Finja said...

great paper piercing.... amazing card---
Hugs Finja

Jacilynn said...

really gorgeous card Lorraine! Can't wait to play along with this challenge. Thanks for offering the candy!

Kim Dellow said...

They are so fabulous, love the papers. Kim

Manuela said...

wow, those dolls are gorgeous! your card looks really great! and of course - thanks for offering this candy :) hugs, manuela

Ida / Little said...

Hi Lorraine, what a lovely card you have made. I adore the papers you have pieced the dolls with. Looks great! :)

Hugs Ida

Jo Nevill said...

What a fabby fun card Lols, I love the little people all dressed up in their finery ! Fantastic use of the TH mask too - never thought of doing that !!


Jo x

Anonymous said...

ooo now i do like those images they're really nice! how wonderful bless hiedi she's lovely! i'm already a follower and im currently working on my card! hehe hugs carlz xxx

Tammy said...

Lorraine-Your card is adorable! I love the image and all the wonderful papers you used!
Tammy xx

KarenB said...

I love your gorgeous card. And please enter me in the blog candy draw, I'm creating my card now!!

Nunt said...

Lovely card Lorraine, and I would looooove to get this set... Fingers crossed ^_^ I'm off to do some paperpiecing now :D


Debbie said...

What an adorable card and perfect choice of papers to go along with it... Thanks for letting us have a chance to win some candy...

Sue said...

Lorraine, love these little dolls and love what you did with them, really nice. Great card! I have to go now, have to do some shopping for little dolls, hee hee.

Lauren said...

Great card! Love the images!

I entered this card for the SSS challenge:

I have become a follower of your blog. I would love to be entered for the blog candy. I hope I win!


Magda said...

Lovely card Lorraine!
I love colours and dolls. Fantastic!

Magda x

Gosia said...

Lovely card.
Hugs from Poland.

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine! The little girls are so cute and I love your colours!

Max said...

I played at the paper piecing challenge and have joined your followers ... and this is my comment :)
Tick ... tick ... tick ... on all counts. Thanks for the chance to win this cute set.


Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Fantastic Asian Card. Love those stamps! Can't wait to see who wins them. :~)

Christine said...

What a lovely card dont know why I dont make more oriental creations prob. cos they wouldnt be as amazing as this love the DP, the images...& colour combo...

hugs Christine xx

ribenaruby said...

Hi Lorrainee, your cards are always stunning and this oriental theme one is beautiful too, my card is completed and it's here Thanks for looking and offering yummy candy!

Katarina said...

Thanks for the chance on your candy. I joined the challenge, but I can't become a follower! Blogger is messing with me :( I will try later, hope I can qualify for the candy anyway.
You can see my card here:


Katarina said...

Now I'm a follower :)